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CATS
Musicals
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Monday 4th to Saturday 9th July 2016
Adapted from TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, this wonderful blend of fantasy, drama and romance is set on the night that the Jellicle Cats meet for the Jellicle Ball in a sparkling fusion of music, dance and verse.
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OLIVER BY LIONEL BART
Musicals
Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd July 2016
Following the phenomenal success of Into The Woods, we are thrilled to announce that Cameron Mackintosh has granted special permission for us to stage Lionel Bart's multi-award winning musical in the UK's largest theatre.
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FORTH ON THE FRINGE
Comedy
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th August 2016
Brought to you by Forth1, Edinburgh’s leading radio station…..Forth on the Fringe is their annual one stop shop for the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.
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Comedy
Saturday 20th August 2016
Edinburgh's biggest comedy event returns with an all-star cast, with special guest hosts to be announced! Previous guests have included Kevin Bridges, Russell Kane, Adam Hills, Romesh Ranganathan and many, many more.
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Comedy
Tuesday 30th August 2016
Amy is one of the entertainment industry’s leading forces as a standup comedian, actress, writer, producer and director. She is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the award winning Inside Amy Schumer.
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ST PETERSBURG BALLET PRESENTS SWAN LAKE
Dance & Ballet
Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd September 2016
More information to folow soon...
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THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY
Gigs
Tuesday 6th September 2016
Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50 Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water and many more.
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THE CARPENTERS STORY
Gigs
Saturday 10th September 2016
This award-winning production features the stunning vocals of international star Claire Furley as Karen Carpenter, and lavish arrangements from 8 LIVE musicians.
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SUNNY AFTERNOON
Musicals
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Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th September 2016
Sunny Afternoon is an irresistible musical with slick theatricality and ingenious storytelling at its heart. It tells the captivating tale of how one of Britain's greatest bands, The Kinks, rose to stardom.
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BILLY ELLIOT
Musicals
Tuesday 20th September to Saturday 22nd October 2016
Featuring a timeless score by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful story that has captivated millions around the world, Billy Elliot the Musical is a funny, uplifting & spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.
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SHAWN KLUSH - ELVIS WORLD TOUR
Gigs
Sunday 6th November 2016
Direct from the USA, the world's most successful Elvis tribute of all time is back touring the UK during his world tour - performing alongside original Elvis band members The Sweet Inspirations.
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THE CATHERINE TATE SHOW - LIVE
Comedy
Monday 7th November 2016
The critically acclaimed, award-winning comedian and actor Catherine Tate, will take The Catherine Tate Show - Live across the country this autumn, with a 21 date UK tour starting on 1 November.
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BEYOND THE BARRICADE
Gigs
Tuesday 8th November 2016
Beyond the Barricade has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live!
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THE ELO EXPERIENCE
Gigs
Wednesday 9th November 2016
The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show.
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THE DREAMBOYS
Performance
Thursday 10th November 2016
If you're looking for the very best girls night out in the UK, look no further than these incredible stripping hunks. An action packed 2 hour show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more!
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THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN
Gigs
Friday 11th November 2016
Revel in hit after hit as the incredible, all-new for 2016, theatrical treat with a huge cast marks 50 years of Reach Out and a decade of continuing the legend of solid-gold artistes the Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5 & more.
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SHOWADDYWADDY
Gigs
Saturday 12th November 2016
'The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World' is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.
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KEEP DANCING
Dance & Ballet
Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th November 2016
Featuring Robin Windsor and other professionals from Strictly Come Dancing alongside world-champion Ballroom and Latin Dancers,Keep Dancing features all of your favourite styles of dance in one fast paced, high intensity production.
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GHOST
Musicals
Monday 21st to Saturday 26th November 2016
Walking back to their apartment one night, Sam and Molly are mugged, leaving Sam murdered on a dark street. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and unable to leave Molly who he learns is in grave danger...
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MAMMA MIA
Musicals
Tuesday 29th November 2016 to Saturday 7th January 2017
Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good musical! Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.
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WONDERLAND
Musicals
Friday 20th to Saturday 28th January 2017
Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder.
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THE COMMITMENTS
Musicals
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Monday 27th February to Saturday 4th March 2017
The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London's West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.
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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT 2017
Musicals
Tuesday 14th to Saturady 18th March 2017
Production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance.
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JIMMY CARR
Comedy
Sunday 19th March 2017
Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour. Over the past 10 years, Jimmy has deservedly earned his place amongst the very best of British comics.
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LORD OF THE DANCE - DANGEROUS GAMES
Dance & Ballet
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March 2017
Celebrating 20 years since he debuted Lord of the Dance, Flatley's UK tour will star his protégés James Keegan, Morgan Comer and Mathew Smith in the role of the Lord of the Dance.
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MOTOWN'S GREATEST HITS: HOW SWEET IT IS
Gigs
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Wednesday 29th March 2017
This stunning 100% live show combines first class music together with the slickest choreography, and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have!
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ELLEN KENT'S LA BOHEME
Opera
Thursday 30th March 2017
La Boheme tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include, a local brass band, snow effects and Muzetta’s dog will also make an entrance.
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ELLEN KENT'S NABUCCO
Opera
Friday 31st March 2017
Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco.
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ELLEN KENT'S AIDA
Opera
Saturday 1st April 2017
Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.
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SISTER ACT
Musicals
Monday 3rd to Saturday 15th April 2017
An all new production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy returns to the UK starring Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard). Alexandra Burke will not be performing the role of ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ at matinee performances.
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PROFESSOR BRIAN COX LIVE
Performance
Sunday 7th May 2017
Professor Brian Cox OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos.
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